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BBQ Chicken

Diabetes Bites Registered Dietician Fiorella DiCarlo creates delicious, healthy versions of your favorite meals, all friendly to a Diabetic diet! (6 Episodes)
Video Description

The weather is nice; music is playing and it’s time to BBQ some chicken! In this episode of “Diabetes Bites” dietitian, Fiorella DiCarlo, shows you how to prepare your favorite delicious recipes in a way that’s healthy and diabetes-friendly.

Fiorella demonstrates how to make a low-fat, antioxidant-filled BBQ sauce paired with chicken thighs for lean protein. The chicken thighs will be slow-cooked to mimic the style and flavors of the traditional BBQ recipe you know and love. Because plain old chicken breasts can get boring quickly, Fiorella suggests using dark meat like drumsticks or thighs since these are juicier. Dark meat gives you great bang for your nutritional buck. Dark chicken meat has tons of protein along with iron and vitamin B12. For people managing diabetes, increasing protein intake is very beneficial, while lowering your carbs.

 

Duration: 03:09 Last Updated On: 2016-03-02

BBQ Chicken Recipe.

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
239
11.95% Complete
12%
Fat
12g
18.4615384615% Complete
18%
Cholesterol
98mg
32.6666666667% Complete
33%
Sodium
439mg
19.0869565217% Complete
19%
Carbohydrates
4g
3.1007751938% Complete
3%
Fiber
1g
4.0% Complete
4%
Sugar
3g
6.0% Complete
6%
Protein
27g
52.9411764706% Complete
53%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Diabetes Diet
Diabetes Diet
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar substitute
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 -10 chicken thigh and/or drumsticks, skinned (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
Method
Using a 4-quart slow cooker, combine tomato sauce, jelly, lime or lemon juice, tapioca, brown sugar, cumin, and red pepper. Blend thoroughly. Sit the chicken pieces on top of the sauce mixture in slow cooker, flipping pieces a few times to coat. Cook on high heat for 3.5 hours, or low-heat for 7 hours. Serve alone, or with a side of veggies, a salad, or a slice of 100% whole wheat bread.
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